Building Homes & Hope

Why We Build

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County strengthens communities and fosters hope by bringing people together to build simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County provides great home ownership opportunities and repairs for hardworking low-income families.

Since 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, an independent Habitat affiliate and locally managed 501(c)(3) (Tax ID 77-0120376), has repaired more than 300 homes and built 56 new homes for families in need. Habitat houses are purchased by low-income families at affordable prices, thanks to volunteer labor, the support of community organizations, donation of land, and Habitat’s no-profit, no-interest mortgages.

Habitat family partners are chosen without regard for race, religion or ethnicity. They must be legal U.S. residents and residents of Ventura County for at least one year.

To qualify for Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program, families are selected based upon on the following criteria:

  • NEED — Low and very low-income families currently living in substandard housing.
  • ABILITY TO PAY — Repayment of a no-interest loan plus property taxes, and ability to maintain their home.
  • WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER — Investment of 250-500 hours of labor (“sweat equity”) toward helping build their home and the homes of other Habitat partner-families.

To find out more about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and on ways you can contribute, please visit or call 805.485.6065.